On tonight’s Junior Bake Off, 10-year-old Fern was chosen by judges Liam Charles and Ravneet Gill to leave the competition, with many viewers commending her on how far she came despite being so young.
For the quarter-finals, the bakers were tasked with impressing the judges with a couple of illusion bakes, the first being a deck of cards stacked on top of each other made from biscuits in the technical challenge.
Fern was visibly shocked when she didn’t place last for her biscuits, which she had been unable to balance on top of each other in the correct way in time.
When it came to the fault line cake showstopper, Fern opted for a chocolate and hazelnut recipe, lavished with enough chocolate to make anyone with a sweet tooth jump for joy.
However, while the cake tasted good, its presentation meant that she was eliminated from the show.
Several Junior Bake Off fans showered the young baker with praise, with one person on Twitter saying she is ‘amazing for a 10-year-old’.
‘Aww, well done Fern for making it so far in the competition, 10 years old and such a talented baker already,’ someone else said.
‘Aww little Fern such a sweetheart and a great baker,’ another remarked.
After her elimination from the competition was announced by presenter Harry Hill, Fern said she was ‘really proud’ of herself to have made it to the quarter-finals.
‘If I could do it all again I would,’ she added.
Former Great British Bake Off star Liam stressed just how impressive it is that Fern has reached this point of the show.
‘I’ve been so impressed with how far she made it,’ he told the camera.
‘When I was 10, I didn’t even know how to boil an egg.’
On yesterday’s show, viewers were ‘gutted’ when Zack left the tent, after his tartlets left an overly spicy taste in the judges’ mouths.
Ravneet pointed out that just one bad day on Junior Bake Off can make all the difference between staying and leaving.
‘One bad day at this stage of the competition can mean that you go home and Zack was unlucky today,’ she said.
Junior Bake Off returns tomorrow at 5pm on Channel 4.
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